I give up

I give up

A long time ago I sat in a room with a group of women who were trying to understand men.  At the end of the discussion everyone had to make a statement, “I give up the need to castrate men”.  Seriously, that’s what happened.  The intention behind the statement was to see the union between…

Meditation for the Busy Mind

Meditation for the Busy Mind

As a new mom, I have a hard time finding time for myself.  I used to have tons of time to practice yoga, meditate, cook, run around outside, and converse with my husband.  But now, I struggle for 20 minutes.  Today, I found time.  My baby went down for a nap and I rolled out my…

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

A teacher of mine once said that pregnancy is a woman’s initiation into motherhood and I could not agree more. Being a mother now, I see how pregnancy taught me the patience, perseverance and acceptance that is so vital as you move into this transformational time during a woman’s life.  You essential blossom from being…

How yoga transformed my pregnancy

How yoga transformed my pregnancy

Pregnancy has reminded me of the power of yoga and meditation to heal your body.  I have a new found appreciation for the practice as it has helped to medicate certain ailments that have occurred over the course of the last 9 months.  As I enter into my 39th week, I am reminded of the…

A guest blog: The best yoga mat

A guest blog: The best yoga mat

Personally, my favorite mat is the Manduka Pro Mat.  I love this mat because of its cushion and durability. Yet, it is a rather heavy mat that is cumbersome to carry around.  My next favorite would be the Liforme Mat for it’s innovative design and commitment to recyclable materials. Reviews.com did the research to find…

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury

How to increase flexibility in your hips and hamstrings while avoiding injury Avoiding injury is a tough topic!  It really depends on your own innate ability to listen to internal cues.  Have I gone too far?  What is enough?  Can I back off when I see the goal so close?! Increasing flexibility takes time.  I…

Meditation for Embracing Change

Meditation for Embracing Change

Change and Transition “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but building the new.” – Socrates.  In my early 20’s, I left my corporate career in marketing for a career in health and wellness.  In my late 20’s, I found out that I was pregnant and…

Meditation for Mothers

Meditation for Mothers

Pregnancy and Motherhood One of the most incredible journeys of a woman life is becoming a mother.  For first time moms, pregnancy may feel like an initiation period into motherhood.  We are sometimes burdened with episodes of morning sickness and physical discomfort but also amazed at the miracle of life growing deep within our bellies. …

What you’ll notice after 7 days of Meditation

What you’ll notice after 7 days of Meditation

When I first started meditating, I had already been practicing asana (yoga) for 6 years.  I had experienced small doses of meditation in my classes and teacher training, but nothing along the lines of a disciplined daily practice.  When I became a full time yoga teacher, I found myself constantly drained by the demands of…